Georgia Democrats Again Nominate Stacey Abrams for Governor

Georgia Democrats Again Nominate Stacey Abrams for Governor stacey abrams stands before a cloudy, stormy sky Georgia Democrat Gov.-nominee Stacey Abrams (Brynn Anderson/AP)

JEFF AMY Tuesday, 24 May 2022 07:14 PM

Stacey Abrams has won the Democrat nomination for Georgia governor after narrowly losing the 2018 race to current Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.

Abrams became a star in the Democratic Party after her first gubernatorial election and ran unopposed in this year’s primary. She has become a leading advocate for voting rights and is credited with laying the organizational groundwork for Joe Biden to become the first Democrat presidential candidate to win Georgia in 28 years.

The centerpiece of Abrams' platform is a call to expand Medicaid to all adults. But she is also highlighting her support for abortion rights and opposition to state laws abolishing the requirement for a permit to carry a concealed handgun in public.

Abrams has showed the ability to raise millions, but Republicans have raised the specter of her becoming governor to try to unify a party fractured by former President Donald Trump's attempts to unseat the incumbent Kemp.

"Four years ago, I warned about the failure that Kemp was going to be. And four years later I am going to prove he was the wrong choice for Georgia," Abrams said at a news conference Tuesday.

Abrams has been running for months, seeking to burnish her image among Georgia voters with more than $7 million in advertising, despite the lack of primary opposition.

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